Vietnamese automaker VinFast announced on April 16th that the firm will officially put its automobile manufacturing factory into operation in June 2019 three month earlier than the initial schedule.
The company said, with construction and installation lasting just 21 months, the upcoming opening of the plant is a feat in the global automobile industry, especially for a new business like VinFast.
|VinFast to complete automobile factory in June.
The company added that positive results from cars it has sent overseas for quality inspections means that its production lines are ready, and it can push forward its Hai Phong factory’s completion by 3 months.
Accoring to the VNS, from the end of the first quarter of this year, VinFast has shipped batches of cars to 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia to test them for safety and endurance against standards in those countries. After the strict crash and technical tests following the international standards, VinFast car models have been evaluated positively.
The testing results have reflected the perfection of production lines and the plant’s readiness level. These are an important basis for VinFast to accelerate the inauguration of its factory.
VinFast Chairwoman Le Thi Thu Thuy said the quality of VinFast vehicles is highly appreciated by leading inspection centres in the world, adding that this confirms the capacity and completion level of production lines of the firm.
VinFast is ready to bring to Vietnamese consumers quality and world-class automotive products, she said.
The VinFast automobile factory was built with leading scale and modernity in Southeast Asia. The production process at the factory is completely synchronised and closed with workshops for stamping, welding, painting and assembling.
The company had showed off prototypes of its first two high-end car models (an SUV and sedan) at the Paris Motor Show in France last October, just a year after its incorporation. It also revealed seven more midrange models this January.
VinFast plans to officially begin selling the VinFast Fadil, a CUV model, in the second quarter of 2019. Pre-ordered VinFast sedans and SUVs will reach customers in the third quarter of 2019.By Thien Minh